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Best things to do in Melbourne

The sights of Melbourne may not be as famous as rival Sydney's, but the charm of the world's "most livable city" nevertheless draws tourists from far and wide. Melburnians know how to have a good time, and so will you if you know what to see and do!

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Melbourne Cricket Ground

As the birthplace of Test Cricket and the "spiritual home of Australian Rules Football," it's worth catching a game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground just for the atmosphere, even if you don't know what's going on!

Queen Victoria Market

The Queen Victoria Market is the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere and has been the heart and soul of Melbourne life since 1878. Treat yourself to one of its famous hot doughnuts if nothing else!

Eureka Tower

Named after the Eureka Rebellion that ushered in Australian democracy, the Eureka Tower is the city's tallest building. It offers spectacular views from its Skydeck.

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Melbourne Aquarium

Located on the north bank of the Yarra River, the Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium is one of the city's top attractions. Discover over 2,000 different creatures across 12 habitat zones!

Photo: Chris Phutully @Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Melbourne Zoo

If you don't have time to venture out into Australia's expansive outback, have no fear! You can visit many of the country's endemic species at its largest zoo.

Melbourne City Centre

Tour Melbourne City Centre with sightseeing opportunities that include the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens and Hoddle Grid's historic lanes and arcades.

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Melbourne Museum

Visit Melbourne Museum to learn more about the city and its... well, everything really! From dinosaurs to early computers, don't expect to cover it all in an afternoon!

Planning your Melbourne visit

When to go?

The best time to visit Melbourne is during fall (March to May). Not only is the weather at its most tolerable, but the changing colors of the city's foliage lend an air of charm to its Victorian-era buildings. If you can, try to catch the annual Food and Wine Festival during the first half of March!

How many days?

If the purpose of your visit is simply to see Melbourne's sights then you will need at least 2 or 3 days. That said, Melbourne has a multitude of festivals happening year round so consider staying for a bit longer if any of them take your fancy!

Good to Know

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    Australian Dollar ($)
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    UTC (+10:00)
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  • Best time to visit
    The Australian fall, from March to May, is especially pleasant!

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What people are saying about Melbourne

Kahlid's knowledge of the area made this the perfect tour!

This small group experience allows everyone ample time to see, explore and capture each promised attraction. This full day excursion factors scheduled stops so one never goes more than 1.5 hours before the next rest stop - very important if you travel with children! Our guide, Kahlid, was very informative and prepared - right down to the sunflower seeds to feed the parrots! An added bonus was all the great photos that were sent to us afterwards! The guide's professionalism, the group size, the comfortable coach and total fulfillment as advertised makes this a company I will recommend to family and friends.
Australia's Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Full-Day Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 04/13/2016

Amazing experience at the home of my favourite soap

Arriving at the tour office I was unsure what to expect, but I was greated by very friendly helpful staff in the office. The group were then ushered onto a minivan and smallcoach for the short trip to "Ramsay Street". Our guide Kyle was a very knowledgeable chap who's cheerful and friendly approach was just great (I felt that I was being shown around by a true fellow fan). We had ample time in the real street and then headed to the studio. The tour of the Neighbours backlot was really informative and a dream come true, with lots of photo opportunities and stories from Kyle. This trip is thoroughly recommended for fans of Neighbours and infact anyone with an interest in how tv shows are made. Thank you Kyle so much for a great trip.
Official Neighbours Ultimate Tour B- Half Day Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 04/08/2016

Inspiring scenary with professional and fun guide

We found the trip to be overall well worth the time and money for the beautiful memories it will leave with me and my wife. The whole trip proceeded smoothly and the scenary was varied and inspiring.

Everything was perfect knowledgeable guide

Just right number of people small group the guide was so knowlagable , yet giving enough space for reflection

An excellent day out.The trip was well planned,with a fabulous guide.

This is a long day,however worth every minute.The guide went beyond his job to ensure everyone enjoyed themselves.The views were spectacular,to say the least.A trip worth doing.
From Melbourne: Twelve Apostles Full-Day Tour Reviewed by Ian, 02/13/2016

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